Grand Itata' Blanco 2018

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A white wine full of tropical notes of lychee, peach, and star fruit! Featured in The New York Times article " 20 Wines Under $20: A Little More Money for a Lot More Wine " by Eric Asimov. It definitely punches above its weight with great complexity and a long finish!

ABV:

  • 12.5%

Vintage:

  • 2018

Type:

  • White

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Pairings

Picnic Food, Fresh Fish, Squid

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Varietal

Muscat, Riesling, Semillon

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Adventure Level

Classic

Region

Bio-Bio, Chile

The Producer

About Rogue Vine

In 2011, Leo Erazo and Justin Decker embarked on their winemaking journey with Rogue Vine in a modest one-car garage in Concepcion, Chile. Their partnership blossomed while teaching at the University of Concepcion. Specializing in wines from the Nipas and Guarilihue subregions of the Itata Valley, Rogue Vine sources grapes from hillside, dry-farmed bush-vines, some exceeding a century in age. The vineyards boast soils rich in decomposed granite, clay, and quartz. Their winemaking philosophy is straightforward, utilizing native yeast, concrete globes, and old barrels, with minimal or no sulfur added before bottling. Reflecting the Itata Valley's traditional viticultural practices, farming is predominantly done by horse plowing and handwork.

About the Region

Bio-Bio, Chile

Nestled in Chile's southern reaches, the Bio-Bio region is a captivating haven for natural wine enthusiasts. Here, amidst the embrace of the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, winemakers craft wines that echo the purity and authenticity of their surroundings. Organic and biodynamic farming practices thrive, nurturing vineyards in harmony with nature's rhythms. Indigenous grape varieties, like Pais and Moscatel de Alejandría, find their home in Bio-Bio's granite soils, expressing the region's terroir with remarkable clarity. In the cellar, minimal intervention reigns supreme, as spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allow the grapes' true essence to unfold. The resulting wines, with their vibrant acidity, distinct minerality, and genuine sense of place, stand as a testament to Bio-Bio's emergence as a beacon of Chilean natural winemaking.

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